Regularized Multiple Mediation Analysis for Big Data Set With an Application to Explore Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Survival

New Orleans, LA – November 4, 2018 Dr. Qingzhao Yu presented her recent research on Regularized Multiple Mediation Analysis for Big Data Set With an Application to Explore Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Survival at the 11th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved held in […]

Claiborne Ave Alliance Leads a Corridor Tour

New Orleans, LA – October 24, 2018 Community leaders from Claiborne Avenue Alliance led a walking tour of the Claiborne corridor on September 15th for engineers, planners, architects, public officials and scientists—many of whom were attending the Walk Bike Places Transit Conference that week.  Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health students […]

AmeriHealth Caritas Community Wellness Center Opens in Gentilly

New Orleans, LA – Monday, October 29, 2018 Dr. Peggy Honoré, participated and attended the AmeriHealth Caritas ribbon cutting to officially open its Community Wellness Center in Gentilly on Monday as the AmeriHealth Caritas-General Russel Honoré Endowed Professor at LSU. She introduced the keynote address speaker Dr. Rebekah Gee, Secretary for the Louisiana Department of […]

Spike in use of e-cigarette device among kids concerns health experts

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) – A new report shows an alarming spike in the use of an e-cigarette device called JUUL. Health experts are concerned about its popularity among kids. At first glance, you may not know the device is a vape. “JUULs have quickly overtaken in the electronic cigarette department as the most popular […]

2018 Summer AmeriHealth Caritas Health Policy Fellowship in DC

by Leslie Capo “As I was considering summer options, I came to the realization that this was my ‘last summer’ until I retire,” recalls LSU Health New Orleans second-year medical student Kelsey Cramer. “I felt compelled to do something big and different and exciting.” An opportunity few medical students get checked all the boxes. Cramer […]

State Success Guide: MST in Louisiana Recognizes Dr. Stephen Phillippi

According to the MST Services, LLC online blog post titled, “State Success Guide: MST in Louisiana” released on August 7, 2018, “Louisiana was an early adopter of Multisystemic Therapy (MST). The initial wave of research on the treatment model caught the eye of researchers in the state, who were impressed with the outcomes reported and […]

Better Statistical Methods to Understand Gene Interactions Leading to Cancer Development

BY LESLIE CAPO (504) 568-4806; CELL (504) 452-9166 New Orleans, LA – Research led by Hui-Yi Lin, PhD, Associate Professor of Biostatistics at  LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health, has developed another novel statistical method for evaluating gene-to-gene interactions associated with cancer and other complex diseases. The Additive-Additive 9 Interaction (AA9int) method is […]

A Platform for Monitoring Fiscal Health and Sustainability of the Public Health System

According to a new study titled, “The Public Health Uniform National Data System (PHUND$): A Platform for Monitoring Fiscal Health and Sustainability of the Public Health System,” published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice on August 13, 2018, it states, “Leaders of government agencies are responsible for stewardship over taxpayer investments. Stewardship […]

Complete Streets Initiative Addresses Physical Activity and Obesity in Louisiana

Louisiana has one of the highest rates of obesity (36%) in the United States. To reduce obesity rates in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Calcasieu Parish convened a multi-sector coalition through the Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center to make active lifestyles safe and convenient for everyone. In June 2017, Lake Charles City Council successfully implemented Complete […]

Study Finds Flushing Water Lines Protects Inconsistently and May Increase Lead Exposure

Research conducted by LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health finds that the current recommendations for running water to flush out lead are not consistently effective and may not be the best way to protect children from lead in drinking water. The findings are published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public […]